Sunday, September 11, 2011

seasoned stars

Thursday, September 8th
Angela Finney-Hoffman (proprietress of the lovely Post 27)
and I hosted a "studio warming/ fall 2011 debut party" at the shop
all kinds of friends and fans came out to view the new fall collection, sip on
a seasonal cocktail of apple cider, cognac, sparkling wine, and rum garnished with slices of apple,
and take in the installation/ performance

I had several ladies with artistic backgrounds come in to create a celestial installation grounded
by seasonings, grains, and seeds
It was very autumnal and harvest-y
I had a few ladies making paper stars, while another lady created a large mandala of seeds and dried grains on my cutting table
another station consisted of two gals wheat-pasting the paper stars and adhering grains and dried seasonings to them to decorate them
another lady hung the seasoned stars to dry
all of this was installed among Post 27's interior vignettes and home accessories
it was magical and fun and the fall collection worked perfectly
in the mix
the fall collection is for sale currently at Post 27 in Chicago
and will be up online at shortly
a special thanks to all the help and involvement of my multi-talented posse:
Colleen O'Sullivan lent her hair and makeup talents
Stephanie Acosta made it all happen
My gorgeous models Chiara Keeling, Marisa Munoz, Joy Davis, Karen Faith,
 Leslie Bembinster, and Nadine Lolino
Krisite Kahns took the amazing photos above....
such a talented crew- what would I do without you??

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